New Mythologies, 17-24 October 2023, Ethan Kennedy, Hayley Kilgour, Lucy Pahina, Samuel Scully, Photospace Gallery Wellington Aotearoa NZ
'New Mythologies' continues Photospace Gallery's run of group exhibitions by select graduate students from Massey University's photography degree programme. The exhibition is only showing from Tuesday 17th to Tuesday 24th October, and will be closed on Sunday and Monday (Labour Day).
Ethan Kennedy's video installation is in Gallery Room 3. Samuel Scully, Lucy Pahina and Hayley Kilgour,'s photographs are shown in Gallery Room 1.
“Life loves contradiction – hope must exist within sadness, just as loss always gives way to something new. The photographs raise similarly contradictory questions: on what it means to be young, what it means to be alone. And equally, what it’s like to never be alone – the world always with you, home always with you, your youth always with you.”
- Eva Wyles on Going West.
Going West aims to fantasize the typical developmental narratives of young men within rural settings of Aotearoa / New Zealand. Paying close attention to the quiet routines and rhythms of life in small communities it asks the viewer to imagine a divergent future free of expectations and without bounds.
'The city and its inhabitants are an ever-moving entity within the walls of time. Each person’s perception of public spaces and the time they exist in is subjective. HUSTLE/BUSTLE seeks to capture and critique this amorphous wall of constant movement that has come to be the main way these public spaces are used. Using video effects such as segmentation and visual echo allows the work to visually reinterpret the temporal frame of the footage.'
Culmination of Forms
Culmination of Forms explores and critiques the gaze around, and the perception of the feminine body, whilst also exploring how manipulation of it can shift said gaze and perception. By using photography and digital manipulation to critique the way we see the body, a door is opened for a more in depth discussion on how seeing it in particular ways can alter how we respond and process it.
'As consumers we use multiple senses to determine the quality of a product. Feast aims to shift away from the individuality of commercial photographic genres. The Project serves as a love letter to both food and fashion alike. Inviting viewers to indulge, enjoy and truly Feast.'
This exhibition by Andrew Ross was shown at The Pyramid Club, Taranaki St, Wellington in August this year, but a gap in the Photospace Gallery exhibition schedule came up so we thought it would be worthwhile to show 'Where Music is Made' so that more people can see the photos. The photos in this exhibition date from the 1990s to 2023.
There was an article by Thomasin Sleigh - 'Background Spaces Revealed' - in The Dominion Post, Sat. 26/8/23 but it isn't online anywhere so I've scanned the text and added it here. (scroll down). The photos supplied for the article are the same as the ones above and below. (The installation photo accompanying the article is not included.)
'Where Music is Made' opens at 5pm on Thursday 26th October and runs until 2pm on Saturday 25th November, 2023.
Andrew Ross has exhibited at Photospace Gallery at least annually since 1998. His photographs are in numerous public and private collections in New Zealand and abroad. He works exclusively in black & white, developing his own large format sheet film (mostly 8" x 10") and contact-printing the negatives for the best possible tonality and detail.
Photography Matters II